Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks and Nina Mae McKinney star in this classic adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s celebrated adventure story set in British Colonial Nigeria.
A Box Office triumph that earned director Zoltan Korda the first of his four nominations for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, Sanders of the River is featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Determined to maintain peace in the river district of West Africa, British Commissioner Sanders works closely with Bosambo, a probationary chief who, under Sanders’ orders, frees a slave convoy sent by another chief, King Mofolaba. Bosambo marries Lilongo, the most beautiful slave, but when Sanders goes on leave, King Mofolaba attacks and captures Bosambo’s wife. When his attempts to rescue her end in capture as well, all seems lost…
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.